Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday she's been diagnosed with breast cancer
The Missouri Democrat said she'll be in St. Louis for treatment the next three weeks
Sen. Claire McCaskill has been diagnosed with breast cancer, she announced Monday afternoon.
The Missouri Democrat announced her diagnosis on social media. She said in a post on Tumblr that “my prognosis is good and I expect a full recovery.”
She said she’ll be in St. Louis for the next three weeks receiving treatment – and will post on her Senate website how she would have voted on any matters before the Senate.
“During this time my staff will continue to assist Missourians and I will be posting on my Senate website (McCaskill.senate.gov) how I would have voted on any matters that come before the Senate during my absence—which I’ll also enter into the Congressional record,” McCaskill said on Tumblr. “Additionally, I’ll be submitting questions in writing for any missed Senate hearings.”
She added, “Thank you for the honor of serving you in the Senate.”
McCaskill’s announcement was met with support from her colleagues – including Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, who tweeted: “From one breast cancer survivor to another soon-to-be survivor – you’re a fighter and I’m cheering for you all the way, @clairecmc”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, tweeted that he is “praying for a quick and speedy recovery” for McCaskill.
Hillary Clinton also personally tweeted her support of McCaskill, who has served as a campaign surrogate.
”.@clairecmc If ever cancer picked the wrong person to mess with, it’s you. Stay strong and take care of yourself. I’m in your corner,” Clinton said.